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Account Director

  • Account Director
  • Wellington
  • $130k - $140k
Following application, a talent agent will review your CV, cover note & portfolio against the role and will be in touch within 72 hours (it's the polite thing to do isn't it?).
  • Full Time
  • Closed
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Role is with:

Leighton Howl Talent Director - Creative & Design

Looking for a new capital city career challenge? This new role might just be the thing!

Do you have proven experience and thrive in a busy agency environment? Are you looking to work alongside a successful nationwide team with high profile local & Govt clients? 

Our client is an award-winning, full-service agency that consistently produces top quality work and is now looking for a new Account Director or Group Account Director to work across two of their biggest clients. 

The new Account Director will report directly to the MD and will support the whole creative team across the company's client portfolio, work across some new business and liaise with new clients. All while being immersed in a dynamic agency that is experiencing significant growth. They will work alongside the other Account Directors on managing project workflow, budgets, proposals, and managing clients.

The successful candidate will be senior, experienced, career-focused and but also have an open mind to constantly learn on the job.  

Required Experience:

  • Min 10+ years in Account Management
  • Experience in all things Advertising, Digital, Marketing
  • Can handle big robust clients
  • Sit across Strategy
  • Can sell the work, the creative, the big idea.

Required Skills:

  • Strict attention to detail
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once
  • Can micromanage different personalities
  • Proven experience in building and maintaining client relationships
  • Management of the creative teams to ensure projects are completed to budgets and timelines
  • Leading client meetings and presentations 
  • Provide detailed project statuses and tracking reports
  • Draft new business proposals and assist with new business initiatives 

Desired Skills 

  • Proven experience in managing external all suppliers (Film companies or Consultants)
  • Highly responsive to client requests at a high level
  • Ability to motivate both colleagues and clients 
  • HR, Recruitment and staffing best practice

Required Qualifications:

  • Tertiary - preferred

Personality & Culture Fit:

  • Energetic
  • Passionate
  • Career driven
  • Confident 
  • Enjoys working in a team
  • Laser!!!


  • Big Salary
  • Fun culture
  • Central city
  • High profile clients

Let Leighton and The Pond agents help you realise your market value and future career potential. Apply today, or get in touch for more information.

Please only apply if you have a valid NZ work visa.

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